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For decades, city governments have pledged to clear neighborhood streets of crime and police abuse in the same stroke. But can community policing deliver on its promises?
Rising rents mark the “straightening” of gayborhoods like Greenwich Village. What role does queer presence play in cycles of urban redevelopment and displacement?
How BetaNYC builds the tools community boards need for the 21st century.
Battles for inclusion and exclusion in the life of the city more often end in stand-offs than in skirmishes.
In the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, an architect and planner forges connections and fashions safety in fifteen neighborhoods.
Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.
In the thorny thicket of housing problems, from cost to supply to quality, what roles can architects play? Architects Susanne Schindler, Jared Della Valle, and Deborah Gans offer possibilities.
Where can teenagers hang out and be safe in public?
The buildings where fates, freedoms, and justice are decided sit at the center of our image of the justice system. What form should they take? How should they work?
The city's plans call for new borough jails to replace those at Rikers. A set of drawings examines land uses in the boroughs' civic centers to consider: Can New Yorkers accept jails as neighbors?